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Special Pleading

Artist:
Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)
Publisher:
A. McKenzie (London)
Date:
March 1780
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 7/8 × 8 15/16 in. (30.2 × 22.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1970
Accession Number:
1970.541.22
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in plate below image left: "Rowlandson del.t"; center: "SPECIAL PLEADING / Lovely nymph, assuage my anguish, / At your feet behold a swain / Begs you will not let him languish / One kind word will ease his pain. / Published A. McKenzie, No. 101 Berwick Street, Soho"
Vendor: Mrs. J. B. Neumann
Grego I.98, II.389
Joseph Grego Rowlandson the Caricaturist: A selection from his works, with anecdotal desciptions.... 2 vols., London, 1880, vol. I, p. 98, vol. II, p. 389.



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